Many people like watching videos on YouTube or Facebook. However, Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD (7" and 9") do not come with a built-in Flash player since Adobe discontinued the support of Flash Player last August. This post will show you how to install and enable Flash Player on Kindle Fire tablets.
For owners of the first generation of Kindle Fire (released in 2011), simply tap "Web" on the top navigation bar to launch the browser, tap the menu (or options) icon at the bottom, then "Settings", scroll down to "Enable Flash" and choose "Always on". Relaunch your browser and you will be able to play video on your Kindle Fire.
For owners of Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD, things are a bit complicated, as there is even no "Flash Player" setting on the device. In this case, you can follow steps below.
Step-by-step to install Flash Player on your Kindle Fire (HD).
Here are the tools you will need:
1. Dolphin Browser (v8.5.1).
2. Kindle Fire Flash Player.
Since Kindle Fire's built-in silk browser does not support Flash Player by default, we will have to use external Dolphon browser instead.
Step1 Enable application installation from unknown sources on Kindle Fire. Tap the top right corner on the screen to choose "More" -> "Device", then turn on "Allow Installation of Applications".
Step2 Install Dolphin Browser and Kindle Fire Flash Player on your Kindle Fire.
Install Dolphin Browser app.
Launch the built-in browser on your Kindle Fire, input the following string bit.ly/N0tGoL on the browser (case sensitive), Dolphin Browser APK (installation file) will be downloaded to your Kindle Fire. When the download is done, there will be a "Download done" notification on the top of the screen. Tap to install Dolphin Browser on your Kindle Fire. The file name is "Dolphin_Browser_HD_8.5.1.apk".
Install Flash Player app.
This is similar to the installation of Dolphin Browser. Type in the following URL d-h.st/x4v on the browser, tap the black download button under the image to download the Flash Player app. When the download is over, tap to install. The file name is "install_flash_player_ics (1).apk".
Step3 Launch Dolphin Browser on your Kindle Fire.
Go back to the home screen. Navigate to "Apps" and select "Device" to launch Dolphin Browser.Tap "Start now" -> "Accept" -> "Always on" (Flash Support) and "Desktop" (Perform as) -> "Next" -> "Skip" -> "Finish".
Check the result.
Go to a video site and check.
Ada Wang works for Epubor and writes articles for a collection of blogs such as ebookconverter.blogspot.com.